Connect with nature. The pros make it look so easy, but be prepared to fall and have a laugh.

Lessons can be organised at many beaches, ranging from a few hours to courses over several days.


It’s very important that you know how to swim. Also, remember to do your research – not every beach is a surf beach, and the tides and weather make certain times of day better.


  • Builds strong legs and core
  • Improves balance
  • Clears your mind

What you need

Surfboard (there are different types and sizes, and they can be hired), swimmers or wetsuit, and sunscreen.

Surfing organisations

Surfing Australia

Similar options

Body boarding, paddle boarding, ocean kayaking and wakeboarding.